Mirador’s Licensed Real Estate Salesperson and Appraiser Eydie Saleh Weighs in on Rental Qualification Process for Grad Students Looking to Live in NY
Living in one of the most populated cities in the world, it’s easy to forget that New York is also home to one of the largest student populations in the country. While working toward that brass ring career, graduate students can face significant barriers in their search for an apartment. The consensus among realtors is that while graduate students may find a landlord willing to work with transitional financial situations, many will be reluctant to accommodate students without a guarantor.
“It goes without saying that every landlord is different, but standard, larger management companies tend to be pretty stringent,” says Mirador Real Estate’s Eydie Saleh, but this doesn’t paint as discouraging a picture as one would expect. There are still multiple avenues to finding a rental while you pursue your higher education so long as you’re willing to do a little extra legwork. Eydie and others chime in on Brick Underground with a quick guide to qualifying for a rental through official and unofficial channels to help move you into a cozy study space so you can earn your higher degree with a lower degree of stress, read more here!